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First day of preschool: Tips for avoiding tears and tantrums

First day of preschool: Tips for avoiding tears and tantrums

Back to school is just around the corner. For many toddlers, it'll be the first day of preschool and the very first day they're away from mom and dad. To help make a smooth transition into the school year, I sat down with veteran moms and asked them how to survive the first day of school.

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Resurgence in “Tech Support” Scams

Resurgence in “Tech Support” Scams

Your Better Business Bureau is warning of a recent resurgence in “tech support” scams, in which scammers contact people through a phone call, offering computer support services.

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“Kick the flu out of school”

“Kick the flu out of school”

Rather than sit back and hope students get immunized against influenza, schools can get proactive in the fight against flu by turning a trip to get a flu vaccine into something fun. “Kick the Flu Out of School” is a grassroots campaign custom-made for community schools and designed to help parents and school leaders increase influenza immunization coverage in their schools.

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Parent tips: Carsick kids & road trips

There are endless amounts of road trip tips out there, but one thing many moms and dads don’t always prepare for as they embark on a family road trip is the potential (and all too often occurrence) of carsick kids.

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Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

Concussion symptoms and prevention tips

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur in both contact and non-contact sports. A concussion is a bump, jolt or blow to either the head or body that causes the brain to move quickly back and forth, and or twist within the skull. Stop the invisible injury; Parents and coaches share the responsibility.

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Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get Ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ !

Get ready for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ‘Meet the New Baby’ Week August 18 on PBS KIDS – tips for welcoming a new sibling to the family!

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Treating poison ivy: Ease the itch

Treating poison ivy: Ease the itch

As summer arrives and the landscape turns green, so too are the leaves from poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. When the oil from these plants touches the skin, most people (about 85 percent) develop an itchy, blistering rash. Although the rash itself is not contagious, the oil can spread to other areas of the body and from person to person if not quickly washed off after touching the plants. Fortunately, there are simple steps people can take to safely treat the rash at home.

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West Penn Hospital Study: Longer caffeine dosing benefits premature babies

West Penn Hospital Study: Longer caffeine dosing benefits premature babies

Caffeine is an important weapon for neonatologists working to help premature infants with breathing problems. Now a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics, led in part by Nilima Karamchandani, MD, Medical Director of West Penn Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), found that a longer-than-usual course of treatment with caffeine can also help these tiny infants avoid hypoxia, low levels of oxygen in the body.

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Step up Summer Learning!

Step up Summer Learning!

During the summer months, many parents worry about potential “brain drain” during this time. Patti Rommel, Director of Research and Development at Lakeshore Learning Materials shares some great tips for how to prevent summer slide while having fun.

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Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org  announce Play Healthy Awards contest

Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org announce Play Healthy Awards contest

The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), has announced the fifth annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards to celebrate extraordinary individuals on and off the playing field. The awards are an extension of both organizations’ comprehensive efforts, including the new Play Healthy website, to educate families on the risks of steroids and performance-enhancing substances, and to recognize youth coaches and student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork and healthy, drug-free competition.

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